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  1. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    > Work with a local manufacturing business to have stuff delivered there for pickup, but buying the steel at their discount? This is an idea. Maybe there are people on the forum working at places that buy steel - could we piggy back on somebody else's orders? I know some of you have day jobs...
  2. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    Thanks Elsie. Rocky Mountain House ?
  3. Janger

    Cutting Aluminum

    Router?
  4. Janger

    Need opinions on new lathe

    Learn anything more @proxima ?
  5. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    That’s pretty interesting Tom. Thanks for posting. That is the prices I expected here. 1018 cold roll is not much more difficult to make than 1018 hot so I expected in volume to pay not that much more. It’s still 1018... CANADA and Calgary... everything costs.
  6. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    Well I got a quote from Encore and did an online check with Metal Super Market. I then compared to Federal Online for Hot roll. Encore is a lot better than Metal Super Market but it is still significantly more than hot roll. At Encore for the flat bar they don't have it in Calgary and it has...
  7. Janger

    Tool box organization

    That’s neat. I think I see a 120v dimmer? What voltage and current do you use? Transformer?
  8. Janger

    Variable speed in reverse

    I used to own that lathe and it did run slower in reverse.
  9. Janger

    Tool box organization

    I want the same kind of thing Alex. Are you printing with supports? Did you print up side down? What about millling into wood? Anybody got a Cnc laser and cut into foam? I saw some nice custom tool trays in foam at the maker space where they cut them on their Cnc laser.
  10. Janger

    Fun vid

    Fun video. Neat to see some serious equipment. On the five axis machine is that a little 4 cylinder engine block being made? I like the “pig”
  11. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    I'm not certain but I expect it does cost more.
  12. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    Starts late Feb.
  13. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    Well James at steel inc. couldn’t get a price. It was so bad he didn’t even tell me the details. Basically the qty was just too low. I’ll try some more here... if anyone knows some sales reps please help.
  14. Janger

    MIlling machine advice

    Kevin - two of everything ... yup. :p Alex did demo on a dove tail mill/drill at modern. It was pretty nice and a good price - in line with what you wanted to spend Don. I have a busy bee CX600. EDIT CX601 actually - same as Kevin - a smaller mill - but dovetail and variable speed with a dial...
  15. Janger

    Over the top ball turning attachement

    10/10 on effort and perseverance. You'll get it and then we can get a tutorial?
  16. Janger

    Must have hand tools?

    Drill press definitely - cordless I have done that - it’s easy to snap off the tip though especially with the smaller sizes. And then you have a nightmare. It Has to go in very straight.
  17. Janger

    Must have hand tools?

    Centre drill the hole and you get a chamfer to keep the drill bit from wandering.
  18. Janger

    Group Sourcing Metal Ideas

    I'm getting some quotes. Maybe we want eight people who all want 2.5' lengths.
  19. Janger

    El-Cheapo tail stock to go with my indexer

    Interesting diagram Johnwa - seems to show more detail. Thanks for locating this. It's still a little hazy to me how the quill action works. Part 60 & 61 have to be held in place in line with the quill to push/pull the quill. That could be done 3 ways maybe. With A) set screw 55 sliding into...
  20. Janger

    Need opinions on new lathe

    Hi Proxima I suggest giving Modern a call in Calgary and ask for Dal. Tell him you came from the forum and see what he says about cnc options on his 14x40 lathe. I'll be interested to know more too.